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Grant Number: 5R01CA086169-09 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Biglan, Anthony
Organization: Oregon Research Institute
Project Title: Randomized Trial of a State Tobacco Prevention Program
Fiscal Year: 2008
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Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A randomized controlled trial of Oregon's comprehensive preventive intervention is proposed. The project will extend a successful collaboration between state agencies and Oregon Research Institute that for 3 years has measured tobacco control practices, individual risk/protective factors, the prevalence of tobacco use, and other healthy/harmful behaviors of adolescents in a cluster sample of 1/3 of Oregon middle and high schools. Oregon's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) is a tobacco tax-funded intervention that supports school districts and their communities in implementing a prevention program. The components of the program include policies against tobacco use, school-based curricula, youth anti-tobacco activities, family communications about tobacco, and access reduction efforts. Using a group-randomized design, with a waitlist/ multiple design feature, 36 school districts, not previously receiving tobacco program funding, will be randomly assigned either to intervention 1, 3, or 4 years into the project or to a no-intervention control condition. Annual assessments of all 8th and 11th graders have been obtained for the past 3 years and will continue for the 5 years of this project. Data on implementation and mediators of program effects will be obtained from students, teachers, principals, prevention coordinators, access purchase surveys, and archival records from schools, police, and city councils. The primary aim of the study is to conduct a true experimental field trial of a state program. In doing so, it will provide evidence about the implementation and effectiveness of comprehensive tobacco prevention programs when administered by the state and delivered by non-research personnel. It is thus both an effectiveness and a dissemination trial. Given the comprehensive nature of our survey instrument, we will also be able to test whether a prevention program targeting tobacco use has an impact on young people's engagement in other problem behaviors. Finally, the proposed research will permit continuing our analyses of the relationship of adolescent smoking to other healthy and harmful behaviors and of the role played by social context factors in influencing the development of these behaviors.

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Publications

Acting in Light of the Future: How Do Future-Oriented Cultural Practices Evolve and How Can We Accelerate Their Evolution?
Authors: Biglan A. , Barnes-Holmes Y. .
Source: Journal of contextual behavioral science, 2015-07-01; 4(3), p. 184-195.
PMID: 26693140
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Forced intercourse, individual and family context, and risky sexual behavior among adolescent girls.
Authors: Marchand E. , Smolkowski K. .
Source: The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2013 Jan; 52(1), p. 89-95.
EPub date: 2012-06-14.
PMID: 23260840
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Perceived enforcement of school tobacco policy and adolescents' cigarette smoking.
Authors: Lipperman-Kreda S. , Paschall M.J. , Grube J.W. .
Source: Preventive medicine, 2009 Jun; 48(6), p. 562-6.
EPub date: 2009-03-12.
PMID: 19285525
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Students' perception of community disapproval, perceived enforcement of school antismoking policies, personal beliefs, and their cigarette smoking behaviors: results from a structural equation modeling analysis.
Authors: Lipperman-Kreda S. , Grube J.W. .
Source: Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2009 May; 11(5), p. 531-9.
EPub date: 2009-04-03.
PMID: 19346507
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Behavioral and social correlates of methamphetamine use in a population-based sample of early and later adolescents.
Authors: Embry D. , Hankins M. , Biglan A. , Boles S. .
Source: Addictive behaviors, 2009 Apr; 34(4), p. 343-51.
EPub date: 2008-11-27.
PMID: 19138821
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Smoking patterns in Oregon youth: effects of funding and defunding of a comprehensive state tobacco control program.
Authors: Pizacani B.A. , Dent C.W. , Maher J.E. , Rohde K. , Stark M.J. , Biglan A. , Thompson J. .
Source: The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2009 Mar; 44(3), p. 229-36.
EPub date: 2008-12-06.
PMID: 19237108
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The impact on tobacco use of branded youth anti-tobacco activities and family communications about tobacco.
Authors: Gordon J. , Biglan A. , Smolkowski K. .
Source: Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research, 2008 Jun; 9(2), p. 73-87.
EPub date: 2008-05-14.
PMID: 18478333
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Use of smokeless tobacco is a risk factor for cigarette smoking.
Authors: Severson H.H. , Forrester K.K. , Biglan A. .
Source: Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2007 Dec; 9(12), p. 1331-7.
PMID: 18058351
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Predictors of smoking onset over two years.
Authors: Forrester K. , Biglan A. , Severson H.H. , Smolkowski K. .
Source: Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2007 Dec; 9(12), p. 1259-67.
PMID: 18058344
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Relationships among negative and positive behaviours in adolescence.
Authors: Boles S. , Biglan A. , Smolkowski K. .
Source: Journal of adolescence, 2006 Feb; 29(1), p. 33-52.
EPub date: 2005-06-23.
PMID: 15979137
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Community level alcohol availability and enforcement of possession laws as predictors of youth drinking.
Authors: Dent C.W. , Grube J.W. , Biglan A. .
Source: Preventive medicine, 2005 Mar; 40(3), p. 355-62.
PMID: 15533551
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Selection by consequences: one unifying principle for a transdisciplinary science of prevention.
Authors: Biglan A. .
Source: Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research, 2003 Dec; 4(4), p. 213-32.
PMID: 14598995
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